- 08 December 2018
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Neurological Disorders – Types and Symptoms
Before an exam, or for that matter, before results; when your favorite batsman is batting on 99, or right before an interview what is it that you feel? Nervous, right? Nerves are an integral part of the body. They basically keep you up and about and are responsible for the smallest of the movement that you make. But when you note a fault in some action that you do, and it happens quite often, that’s what gives you food for thought. That’s again something to do with your nerves that signal your brain, to check what’s going wrong.
The first thing that you’d naturally do is to get a checkup done and Consult Your Physician for a possible headache, or a twitching pain that occurs way to frequently. But what if you find that there’s a problem with your nervous system as a whole? That’s what we’re going to read about today. Different types of neurological disorders and their symptoms. While talking about neurological disorders, the medical system has advanced so much that the research has brought out a wide range of neurological disorders that occur in the body. So understanding what it is, can help you identify neurological disorder symptoms faster, and better. Treatments get easier, and recovery, much better.
So let’s begin with what exactly neurological disorders are?
A neurological disorder is a fault in the central nervous system. In other words, any condition caused due to a dysfunction in the nervous system or in a part of the brain, leading to a combination of physical and psychological symptoms. When there is a structural, electrical or a biochemical anomaly in the nerves in and around the brain, spinal cord or any other nerve for that matter, they usually show up through a range of symptoms. These are considered to be neurological disorder symptoms if they occur regularly.
Types of Neurological Disorders:
Here’s a list of the most common types of neurological disorders that you’d not notice unless it gets to a chronic state. Usually, the basic symptoms call for headaches, the thought that’ll strike you the most is the change in climate or it’s just migraine. But did you know that migraine is also a neurological disorder? It most definitely is a discovery for you, but here’s what a migraine and the other types of neurological disorders are like.
A migraine is a chronic headache disorder in which the patient experiences frequent pounding headaches with the intensity scaling up from moderate to severe. A headache can last for two days or more at times.
Brain tumors are a result of the rapid growth of abnormal cells in the brain. These cells can be malignant or benign. Symptoms of brain tumours vary based on the part of the brain in which these abnormal cells multiply.
A stroke attack happens when there’s a fault in the blood flow to the brain, which is caused due to blood clotting. The blood flow eventually is blocked, damaging the brain cells. There are two types of stroke attacks, Hemorrhagic and Ischemic.
Epilepsy is one of the most common types of neurological disorders in which the activity of the brain becomes abnormal, resulting seizures or a sudden rush of electrical activity passing through the central nervous system to the brain. This type of neurological disorder causes a series of unusual sensations, behaviour, and also a loss of balance.
Multiple sclerosis is a potential neurological disorder that disables the central nervous system and particularly affects the brain and the spinal cord.
Neurological Disorder Symptoms:
Symptoms of neurological disorders mostly start with sudden moderate headaches and lead to various other symptoms which can become severe. Listed here a few common neurological disorder symptoms:
- Speech problems
- Tremor is a common neurological disorder symptom that makes a person lose balance
- Inability to walk or sudden loss of balance
- Pounding headache
- Breathing problems
- Rigid muscles
- Memory loss
- Difficulty in reading and writing (known as dyslexia)
- Weakness and extreme fatigue
- Trouble in basic and regular involuntary functions. (Eg; excessive blinking)
These are commonly noticed symptoms of strokes or tumours. But symptoms for migraine are another way to identify if you have a neurological disorder. The most common symptom is to have a headache continuously for more than one day without a break. This can scale up to vomitings and weakness in the entire body. So, having any of these symptoms can make you feel you might have a neurological disorder, but it’s always better to make sure if what you’re feeling is just can be a problem of not. Sometimes you might feel it but it could also be a false symptom. Being aware of these neurological disorder symptoms can help you track the right route to being healthy.
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